Saturday, July 13, 2013

Gross Wet Chair

Last year, I picked up this gross chair 
in the pouring rain
when the vehicle was loaded down with kids on the way to school.

It's pretty big.
I was immediately taken by the caning,
my true love.

My only regret

and I could NOT fit both in the van with the kids
and their backpacks
AND it was garbage pick up day, 
so I knew the other would not be there after school.
And Dan was crabbing that it was raining and we were going to be late
if I didn't get my butt back in the van.

Yesterday, I finished this puppy in one day.
I primed and painted her a light aqua.
I just stapled fresh drop cloth tarp over the original base.

I wrapped the cushions up like a present
and hot glued the tarp-
(you KNOW I don't sew!)
Here's my regular 'hot-gluing a cushion' photo:

AND, for a final touch,
hot glued red grogain ribbon over the stapled edges 
as a contrasting trim.

Each leg got a pretty bow detail, too.

NOW, for the REVEAL!


I think she's in need of a cottage placement.

I'm in love with the color choice,
but have no room for her in my house.
I'm on chair overload right now!

Now she's ready to PAR -TAY!

Sharing with:

Sunny Simple Sundays
Coastal Charm
Savvy Southern Style
Ivy and Elephants
Share Your Cup
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French Country Cottage


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the caning and what you did with the chair! I hope she finds a cottage home. :0)

Unknown said...

wow! What a difference it turned out beautiful!. I'd love to feature it next week if thats ok please drop me a line.

Debra@CommonGround said...

this is adorable. love that pop of red on the cushions, what a fun piece!!

Helen and her Daughters said...

What a stunning transformation! It is beautiful.

A Few Pennies said...

I love cane chairs too! What a gorgeous outcome--you did this chair justice--beautiful!

Pam Kessler said...

Wow! That came out fantastically. Love that blue color. Too bad you can't keep her, but your loss is someone else's gain I suppose.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOVE the way that turned out - I go crazy for discarded chairs too.

Here's a tip I've used in the past altho it may not have worked this time because of the rain, however.... I've found stuff on the street and had to go back for it later, so I drag it back from the curb and place a note on it that says "Taken - will be back by 3:00 for this." So far it's worked!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

She certainly does look pretty all decked out...she dresses up good.

Debby Ray said...

Absolutely adorable! I just love it when I can make something great out of someone else's trash :)

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the result of your chair rescue. She is indeed a very pretty lady. Also, I enjoyed the posts on your vacation.

Jenna said...

What a steal!! You did an amazing job! That blue and red work so well together! Love it! So wish you could have gotten the second one! Pinning! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs!

Cottage and Broome said...

Wow what a beautiful make over. I just love what you did with that chair! Laura

Cassie Bustamante said...

oh wow! that chair is divine in its new colors! LOVE!

Susan @ SunflowerHugs said...

Great job--perfect colors!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a fabulous transformation. I love the colors too. Gorgeous. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is live now. - - - Hugs, Marty

Patty Rumaker said...

Your chair is adorable. Love the paint color, and the material.
Thanks, Patty

Sweet Parrish Place said...

I love that chair! the colors go great together! Visiting from Savvy Southern Style

Unknown said...

Wow! This is great... I'm highly impressed that you did this with hot But I have to say, I so so so so wish you got them both! What a bummer!!!

Tea in the Library said...

Love it! Visiting from Share Your Cup

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I just want to know, why I live so far away? red and aqua is my favorite color combination. She is such a beaut! Love the caning and the fabrics. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Unknown said...

I posted the feature and you can check it out here.

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